Internationalization of ESU Work Group
|Raffaele DeVito - Co-chair||Jim Harter - Co-chair||John Agada|
|Phil Coleman-Hull||Martin Cuellar||Pam Fillmore|
|Jesse Haller - Student||Dusti Howell||Elizabeth Locey-Hampe|
|David Milford||Emad Moqbel - Student||Linda Pease|
|Art Tabares - Community||Scott Waters|
ROLE AND PURPOSE
We must identify the strategic purpose and intent of our international programs. We must continue to enhance our role within the world, our role as host to international students, our role in bringing an international perspective to campus, and its role in giving native students an international experience. This work group must define the strategic direction the university should pursue to accomplish the internationalization of the campus.
This work group will:
- Identify a strategic mission/vision for international education at ESU.
- Assess current efforts at internationalization (i.e., international students on campus, native students obtaining an international experience, the university role in international affairs, international perspective on campus).
- Identify the strengths/weaknesses of our current efforts at internationalization.
- Indicate how we can nurture our strengths and improve performance in areas of weakness.
- Identify possible new directions and opportunities that exist for enhancing our international efforts.
- Consider how we can enhance our international experiences across the campus.
- Using the supplied format, recommend to the Strategic Planning Task Force one statement of “strategic direction” (i.e., one goal), and three to five strategic initiatives and action steps (for each initiative) that should be pursued in order to make progress toward the recommended strategic direction.
- Determine the mechanisms and criteria which should be used to monitor, assess, and validate our progress in achieving the internationalization of ESU goals.
The work group should collect data from a variety of sources including available documents and should invite expert witnesses to present relevant information.
The work group should sponsor open forums and/or focus groups as a means of collecting additional data and advice regarding their charge.
The work group should identify possible opportunities for internationalizing ESU.
The work group should communicate and coordinate its deliberations with other task forces so as to promote constructive “cross fertilization” of ideas and recommendations.
The work group should maintain appropriate records of its proceedings and communicate widely with the University’s various constituencies.
- Progress reports delivered at bi-weekly Steering Committee Meetings
- Preliminary report due February 1, 2008
- Revised Report due March 3, 2008